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prosaic


[ dictionary: glossary ]

[ (pro - zay' - ik)
derivation: [from Late Latin prosaicus, from Latin prosa, prose. See prose.]

 

     [ adjective ]

1. Having or indicating an awareness of things as they really are:
down-to-earth, hard, hardheaded, matter-of-fact, objective, practical, pragmatic, pragmatical, realistic, sober, tough-minded, unromantic. See excite/bore/interest, real/imaginary.

2. Lacking liveliness, charm, or surprise:
arid, aseptic, colorless, drab, dry, dull, earthbound, flat, flavorless, lackluster, lifeless, lusterless, matter-of-fact, pedestrian, spiritless, sterile, stodgy, unimaginative, uninspired. See excite/bore/interest.

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Source:
Roget's II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition by the Editors of the American Heritage® Dictionary Copyright © 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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revision: 2006-08-13 [YYYY MM DD]
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